Welcome to The Hayloft, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, EXCLUDING BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, WE HAVE TO SEEK CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER THAT THEY CAN ACCEPT THE BOOKING, BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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The Hayloft is a stylish bolthole located in the peaceful village of Cold Aston. This unspoilt village has a real community feel, with its lovely church and primary school, as well as it's popular country pub. Just a short drive away is Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest market towns in the Cotswolds, with its many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, and the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is also within easy reach. The location is also ideal for exploring famous tourist destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford.
The apartment is on the first floor of a Grade II listed barn conversion and has many character features, including exposed Cotswold stone walls and exposed beams. These attractive features are complemented by modern touches, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV, a DVD player and a well-equipped kitchen.
The Hayloft sleeps two people with one bedroom and one bathroom. Located in the grounds of a private home, there is a private patio area overlooking the gardens, and an allocated parking space for one car. It is a perfect retreat for a couple looking for a romantic break in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own any of the cottages listed on our website. We manage a proportion of cottages within our portfolio and the remaining properties are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for your property manager. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is two guests at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges.
The Hayloft does not accept children, however, one baby can be accommodated. Please note that The Hayloft is accessed via stone steps, which would make carrying babies and baby equipment difficult.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 5pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed size and configuration
King size bed
Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property's central heating system is fuelled by wood pellets.
Electricity and wood pellets are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with speakers, and a DVD player.
There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is generally limited inside the property and can also be poor in the village.
The property has one allocated off-street parking space on the gravel driveway.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
Regrettably, due to the steepness of the exterior steps, The Hayloft is not suitable for children.
Babies who are not yet walking are accepted and a travel cot (without linen) is provided, however, please note that the steep steps make carrying babies and baby equipment difficult.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old, Grade II listed property situated in the eaves of a converted barn, and has many character features, including steep steps to the front door, insteps, sloping ceilings and low beams, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property.
The Hayloft is a self-contained property, which is in the grounds where the owners live.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.